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Definitions: CSR & Business Ethics
Corporate Social Responsibility: According to Harvard's Kennedy School of Corporate Responsibility Initiative, "...throughout the industrialized world and in many developing countries there has been a sharp escalation in the social roles corporations are expected to play. Companies ... are under growing pressure to be accountable not only to shareholders, but also to stakeholders such as employees, consumers, suppliers, local communities, policymakers, and society-at-large."
Business Ethics: Business ethics is the study of how a business should act in the face of ethical dilemmas and controversial situations. This can include a number of different situations, including how a business is governed, how stocks are traded, a business' role in social issues, and more. Source: The Street.com, https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/what-is-business-ethics-15026364, July 2022.
Research & News
Conference Board This link opens in a new window
Provides proprietary management research and economic analysis on a range of topics, including CSR (see the ESG Center). Research reports include surveys and case studies of the world's most influential companies.
Corporate Citizenship Research & News
Comprehensive research ranging from in-depth cases studies of leading companies to summaries of the latest news and regulations. Published by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.
Magazine focused on the intersection of business and society and "clean capitalism."
Factiva This link opens in a new window
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Provides full-text articles from leading business newspapers, magazines, and wire services worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal. Also provides company, industry, and market information.
Nexis Uni This link opens in a new window
A comprehensive resource containing U.S. and international newspaper articles, transcripts and web news along with legal documents from U.S. and international jurisdictions.
Podcasts & Interviews
Business Ethics & Sustainabilty (NYU-Stern Videos)
Series of videos featuring interviews with NYU Stern faculty and alumni on ethics and sustainability topics.
ESG Insider (S&P Global)
Podcast from S&P Global Sustainable1 that takes you inside the environmental, social and governance issues shaping the business world through in-depth analysis and interviews with sustainability leaders.
Let's Talk - Business Integrity Leadership Initiative
Series of podcast interviews with experts on many topics Including AI ethics, ESG, integrity, sustainability and the future of business ethics. Hosted by the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business.
The Sustainability Story (CFA Institute)
Named one of the top podcasts about corporate social responsibility, The Sustainability Story features intimate conversations with thought leaders from the world of ESG integration and sustainability. Host Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM is a senior director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute. His paper, Climate Change Analysis in the Investment Process was named “Best ESG Paper” by Savvy Investor in 2021. In each episode, he asks his guests to tell the story of how we got here and where we are going in the journey to financial sustainability.
Sustainabilty Matters (EY)
Provides insights from EY on leading trends and practical advice around environmental,, social and governance issues and opportunities facing businesses today.
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